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  • World Cup: Well begun, Team India youngsters need to keep going 4 days ago

    Opinions flew thick and fast when India's chances at the 2015 World Cup were discussed before the tournament kicked off, with a large percentage suggesting that their traditional frailties in conditions in Australia and New Zealand would hamper their progress. To make matters a little more complicated, India don't have enough...
  • ICC World Cup: India rout South Africa, title defence on 1 week ago

    If there were any doubts still lingering over India's World Cup defence, they can be kissed a good bye as 90,000 people present at the MCG on Sunday saw India play like champions and hammer South Africa by 140 runs. The heroes of India's second win on the trot were Shikhar...
  • I see a lot of me in Ashwin: Anil Kumble February 21, 2015

    Melbourne: It may not quite be in the same league as Sir Donald Bradman saying Sachin Tendulkar reminded him of his own batting, but Anil Kumble paid R Ashwin the biggest compliment of the offspinner's cricketing life at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. Much like his bowling, Kumble's choice of...
  • World Cup 2015: Injury scare for R Ashwin but all is well February 18, 2015

    First fun-and-games, then the serious stuff. That has been the tack adopted by the Indian team over the past few years. A game of volleyball once upon a time, then rocketball. Now, football has come to be the accepted pre-cricket routine at any practice session, and it was no different...
  • World Cup 2015: Ashwin making the right turns February 17, 2015

    Melbourne: S Venkataraghavan had a very interesting World Cup career. Six matches, all of them as captain, one victory, in the 1975 and 1979 editions combined. Bowled his full quota of 12 overs in each of those matches. 72 overs, 432 deliveries, 217 runs conceded, no wickets taken. Economy 3.01. How...
  • We will wait and watch: MS Dhoni on bowling combination February 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday left the question on Indian bowling combination for the World Cup beginning on Saturday unanswered, saying the team will take a decision depending on the conditions. "We'll have to wait and watch, depending on conditions and the kind of wickets offered," Dhoni said when...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 5 at the SCG January 10, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front...
  • Australia expose India's bowling incompetence ahead of World Cup January 9, 2015

    251 for 6 in 40 overs - a run-rate of 6.28 per over. We are not talking about an ODI here. It's Australia's scorecard from day four of the Sydney Test, where India's bowling incompetence has now put serious question marks over their World Cup hopes. They have done what they...
  • 4th Test: Australia take control on Day 4, lead India by 348 January 9, 2015

    Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front on the fourth day of the Sydney Test - putting an Indian win...
  • Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin in line for vice-captain job January 2, 2015

    Sydney: The sudden decision of Mahendra Singh Dhoni to retire from Test cricket has also given rise to a question as to who will be Virat Kohli's deputy with the names of Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin emerging as possible candidates. "It will be interesting to see what is the choice...
  • 3rd Test: Australia set up exciting final day finish December 29, 2014

    Shaun Marsh's fifty helped Australia stretch their lead to 326 runs against India at stumps on day four of the third Test in Melboure. Marsh (62*) and Ryan Harris (8*) remained unbeaten for hosts with the team ending the day on top with 261 for 7 on board. Ishant Sharma...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 December 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4...
  • 2nd Test: Umesh Yadav checks Australia at 221/4 after India's 408 December 18, 2014

    India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4 at stumps after Umesh Yadav's triple strike kept India's hopes of taking a first-innings...
  • We will continue to be aggressive: MS Dhoni December 16, 2014

    Brisbane: India will continue to play the aggressive brand of cricket, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni declared on Tuesday as the team aims to erase the 1-0 deficit when the second cricket Test begins on Wednesday. Led by stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli, India made a bold attempt to chase a huge 364-run target...
  • India in Australia 2014: Analysis of Team India December 7, 2014

    Analysis of India squad before the four-Test series against Australia, which starts in Adelaide on Tuesday: TOP ORDER India will have the flamboyant Shikhar Dhawan and the relatively calm Murali Vijay to see off the new ball against Australia's fiery pace attack. Dhawan failed to score a 50 in six innings in England...
  • Tests not a priority for India: Stuart Clark November 11, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australian Test seamer Stuart Clark Tuesday said the decision to rest skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni from the first Test against Australia shows that India place greater emphasis on the 2015 World Cup rather than the upcoming series, both to be played Down Under. India are scheduled to play four...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Team India to lift 2015 World Cup November 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Former captain Rahul Dravid on Thursday said that Team India are one of the strong contenders for the 2015 World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand as the team has the "advantage of playing five bowlers" in a match. "India are one of the strong contenders for...
  • Ashwin rested, Kuldeep Yadav in for West Indies ODIs October 4, 2014

    Rookie spinner Kuldeep Yadav earned his maiden call-up to India's ODI squad on Saturday as the BCCI selection panel announced a 14-man squad, minus rested offspinner R Ashwin, for the first three ODIs of the five-match series against the West Indies. Yadav, who is yet to make his first-class debut, made...
  • CLT20: CSK need to adapt and assess conditions better, says Dhoni September 28, 2014

    Bangalore: After their 13-run win over Perth Scorchers in the Champions League T20 here on Saturday, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his team will need to adapt and assess the conditions better in the coming games. Invited to bat, the Super Kings rode on Ravindra Jadeja's 28-ball unbeaten...
  • CLT20: CSK's semi-final hopes brighten with win over Perth September 27, 2014

    A disciplined Chennai Super Kings produced an all-round effort to defeat Perth Scorchers by 13 runs and brighten their hopes of earning a semi-final berth in the Champions League Twenty20. Invited to bat, the Super Kings rode on Ravindra Jadeja's 28-ball unbeaten 44 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 16-ball 35 to post...
  • CLT20: Chennai look to shut out Scorchers for semifinal spot September 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Left disappointed after their Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 was washed off without a single ball being bowled against Lahore Lions, Chennai Super Kings would be looking to shut out Perth Scorchers on Saturday to book their last-four spot. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team stays on second...
  • I have tried to sort out my action for better results: Ashwin September 1, 2014

    Birmingham: Ravichandran Ashwin's performance in the shorter versions has been comparatively better than Test cricket which the Tamil Nadu spinner attributes to the time spent at the nets with his personal coach sorting out his bowling action. "I have put considerable amount of work into it, a good 5560 days of...
  • Don't rule out Indian batsmen, says Ashwin August 17, 2014

    London: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday conceded that India had a bad day in the office but expressed confidence that his team's batsmen would do a better job in the second innings of the fifth and final Test against England here. On day two, the hosts finished at 385 for 7...
  • Is a fiveTest series beyond today's Indian cricketers? August 17, 2014

    India's campaign in the current series can, without fear of contradiction, be summarised as the tourists losing their way after the second Test, especially after the third. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) needs to seriously ponder: why? Was a fiveTest series beyond the mental and physical faculties...
  • 5th Test: England push India into a corner with 237run lead August 16, 2014

    England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors for 148. The hosts reached 385 for 7 at stumps with notable...
  • Do India need sweeping changes for the fifth Test? August 10, 2014

    Manchester: After India's abysmal defeat in the fourth Test in less than two and a half days by virtue of which they now trail 12 in the series Indian cricket need sweeping changes. It is all the more ironical that this should be the case for the Board of...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 4th Test, Day 3 at Old Trafford August 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Rain and Bhuvneshwar Kumar combined in Manchester on Friday to help India stop England from taking a clear advantage in the fourth Test, which saw the hosts go 85 runs into the lead with four wickets in...